Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | April 15, 2009

Kentucky environmental attorney Sanders says Governor Beshear has ambitious 7-point energy strategy for Kentucky.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear

Renewable energy is a term used to describe energy that is derived from resources, like the sun and the wind — resources that are continually available to some degree or other all over the world. We never run out of them. And their use or capture does not inflict any material damage on the environment.  



The most commonly known forms of renewable energy include solar energy, wind energy, hydroelectric power, biomass energy and geothermal energy.  Ocean tides may also one day be a viable form of renewable energy.  Renewable energy is potentially a huge business.  For example, Shell Oil predicts that 50% of the world’s energy will come from renewable sources by 2040.


Did you know that Kentucky has the fifth largest hydro-electric power production east of the Mississippi River? 


Did you know that under Governor Steve Beshear’s 7-point Strategy  for Energy Independence it is Kentucky’s goal to generate 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy by 2025?  This ambitious goal requires a multimedia approach of wind, solar, hydropower, biomass and methane.  However, to reach that goal Kentucky must aggressively invest in the development of renewable energy resources.


We will continue to report on this 7-point strategy and keep track of the Commonwealth’s progress to meeting the Governor’s goal of making Kentucky energy independent by 2025.  Stay tuned to this blog for more information.


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